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Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying Results

Nico Rosberg took a key step forward in his quest to wrest back the lead of the world championship from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton when he beat the Briton to pole position by 0.197s in Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session in Japan.

Hamilton had shrugged off his morning crash in FP3 to beat Rosberg by 0.060s in Q1, where he topped the times with 1m 33.611s on the hard-compound Pirellis. Further back, both Saubers vaulted into Q2 in the dying moments on the medium rubber, at the expense of the Lotuses which struggled for traction. Pastor Maldonado ended up 17th on 1m 35.917s with Romain Grosjean 18th on 1m 35.984s. But having used his sixth engine this weekend, Maldonado will drop five grid places here, with the remainder of his 10-place penalty carrying over into Russia next weekend.

 

Pos No Driver Team
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes
4 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes
5 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault
7 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes
8 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes
9 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault
10 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
11 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault
12 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes
13 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault
14 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes
15 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari
16 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari
17 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault
18 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault
19 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault
20 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari
21 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault
22 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari

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